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Today's Sports

  • Pair of free kicks set back...

    LAKEWOOD — Opportunities were few and far between for the Evergreen Lady Cougars. That, and Wheat Ridge’s capability to make the most of two set pieces as opposed to one for Evergreen was the difference in a 2-1 Lady Farmers victory April 18 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    “We have to defend them better. We got one, and usually you hope that carries the day, but we gave up two set pieces,” Evergreen head coach Peter Jeans said. “That’s the difference. Oh well.”

  • Of eagles, recycling and...

    Decked out in headgear resembling a World War I flying ace, a large bald eagle commanded attention at the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at Evergreen Lake Park on Saturday.

    “She’s good in the hood,” said handler Dawn Carrie of HawkQuest while holding the majestic bird on her wrist.

    The eagle was wearing the leather hood because it is blind in one eye, Carrie said. Without the eye covering, the eagle constantly turns its head to try to see things, she explained.

  • Answers complex about why fewer...

    Many readers of this column have asked me recently if something has happened to the birds that reduced their numbers because they have had fewer birds at their feeders than usual.

    I scratched my head to know how to answer their questions because this is a very involved question that takes more space than I can use every week, and few people are concerned enough to get that involved.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Cougars summer camp is scheduled for June 2-5

    The annual Evergreen Lady Cougars girls basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5 at Evergreen Middle School.
    The camp will run daily from 1-3 p.m., for incoming 3rd to 5th graders and from 3-5 p.m., for incoming 6th to 8th graders.
    Cost is $65, which includes a camp T-shirt.
    A link for registration form can be found online at http://ehsbasketballgirls.weebly.com/cougar-camp-3-8th-grade.html. Pre-registration is encouraged.

  • Molleur stays near the front,...

    LAKEWOOD — Maybe Collin Molleur wasn’t giving himself enough credit, but the Evergreen sprinter certainly had fun running against Cherokee Trail’s Brandon Singleton at the Pomona Invitational on April 12.
    “I knew that kid on the inside lane was really, really fast. I knew that he was going to go out really fast. I just tried staying with him, and it got me into second,” Molleur said.

  • Experience pays off for Conifer

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Maddie Yerks was the lone returning Conifer player who tasted victory in last year’s tennis dual meet with Evergreen, participating in a doubles win late in the Lady Cougars’ 6-1 romp. So it was fitting that her victory in No. 3 doubles sealed the Lady Lobos’ 4-3 triumph on April 9 at Evergreen High School.

  • Conifer duo, penalties lift Lobos

    Drew Williams and Stone Henderson make for quite the one-two punch. Evergreen found that out the hard way on April 10 at Evergreen High School.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS

    GIRLS SOCCER

    Pusedu’s second-half flurry carries Evergreen past D’Evelyn

    LAKEWOOD — Jahna Pusedu scored three times — all in the second half — as Evergreen won its third straight game with a 3-0 shutout of D’Evelyn on April 4 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Lady Cougars (5-1-1) got assists from Kylee Petrik, Emma Thiesen and Zoe Peterson.

    Sarah Temple stopped both shots on goal by the Lady Jaguars.

    The loss dropped D’Evelyn to 2-5.

  • Tenney, Lady Cougars take second...

    ARVADA — Madison Tenney carded an 80 to place second overall, and the Evergreen Lady Cougars finished second in a seven-team 4A Jeffco League match at Lake Arbor Golf Club on April 2.

    Evergreen, as a team, shot a 378 total — 28 strokes back of D’Evelyn. Conifer came in third with a 447.

    Fellow Evergreen senior Emily Rivers placed fifth with an 86, while freshman Natalie Holley was 10th with a 95. D’Evelyn finished with four golfers in the top nine, led by Emilee Strausburg’s meet-winning score of 73.

  • Victory slips out of Evergreen’s...

    Josh Bellatti never felt that Evergreen had the game in hand, and Wheat Ridge made sure that was the case in the seventh inning.

    The visiting Farmers, three outs away from a sure defeat, sent 10 batters to the plate and rallied to score five times in the final frame for a stunning 7-5 come-from-behind victory at Evergreen High School on April 2.